With Dawn and Katy at UVA hospital and away from computer access, it’s up to me (Paul) to update the blog. I apologize for the delay; I know many of you have been waiting for word.
Dawn mentioned the other day that we feel like we now have a medical team that is really plugged in, and that becomes more evident every day. The doctors who are seeing Katy at UVA have been wonderful and are truly committed to her long-term care, not just getting over this hump. They are in close communication with the other members of her medical team on a regular basis. As all of you who have been following this blog know, that is a huge praise.
Katy continues to struggle to eat and drink. She received two bags of IV fluid yesterday after her initial tests, and will receive more as necessary after her tests today. She has lost five pounds since last week, but fortunately she had a lot of reserves this time so she is still not down to her normal weight. The good news about all of these tests and treatments is that she is being treated as an out-patient. She is adamant about not staying in the hospital unless it is absolutely positively no-other-choice necessary. So at the end of the day, she and Dawn return to my parents’ home in Fishersville, where they snuggled in bed together last night and watched Jane Eyre.
Please continue to pray for Katy’s hydration and for wisdom for the doctors as they work on both long- and short-term plans. We are optimistic. Dawn told me this morning that she can feel your prayers.Comments: